Killer Whale

Killer Whale

Artist: Abdullah Khan

w78″ x h40″ | Acrylic on canvas | 2020

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Another apex predator. The aerodynamic shape and huge power of the killer whale allows it to reach incredible speeds underwater. They’ve also got huge brains, and the cortex of their brain is more convoluted than the human cerebral cortex. They also evolve through culture, have families, language and local dialects, hunt and play cooperatively. They dive deep too, using their ability to regulate blood flow to heart and brain at will. Beautiful creatures.

Painted in black and white with deep blue background, 2 meters wide and 1 meter tall.

Killer whales are black and white for a reason; their colouring helps to camouflage them by obscuring their outline in the water.


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